How We Used to Live at the Port Eliot Festival – Friday 25th July

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Pete Wiggs and myself will be doing a Q&A after a screening of How We Used to Live at the Port Eliot Festival, St Germans on Friday 25th July at 7pm in the Round Room.

More details here: http://www.porteliotfestival.com/

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Interviewed by the Southend Echo

Interviewed in the Southend Echo

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July 15, 2014 · 10:34 am

Video – On London Bridge on London Bridge for the Museum of London

I was interviewed by the Museum of London about London Bridge as part of their fantastic ‘Bridge’ exhibition .

 

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My portrait of Geoff Nicholson

Shot in front of the Butterfly Dome in Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, here it is on the inner flap of Geoff’s new novel The City Under the Skin published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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How We Used to Live – clip

A clip from ‘How We Used to Live’ featuring narration by Ian McShane.

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June 30, 2014 · 10:14 am

Between The Wars – St Etienne presents ‘How We Used To Live’

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A lovely review of the Sheffield Doc Fest screening of How We Used to Live and the Q&A

Originally posted on Devise:

How We Used To Live (Credit - Heavenly Films)

How We Used To Live (Photo credit: Heavenly Films)

By Neil Mudd

Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield Crucible; and on tour at selected venues.

It may come as a surprise to learn that none of the members of Saint Etienne – that quintessentially ‘London’ of London bands – was born in the capital. If ever a band was defined by a city, it is St Etienne. It has exerted a profound influence, colouring much of the band’s creativity. The clues were there, in the Billy Liar quoting sophomore effort, So Tough: ‘a man can lose himself in London.’

 There is another nod towards Billy Liar in the band’s filmic love-letter to London, How We Used To Live: montage shots of post-war housing – high-rise flats, leafy suburban vistas, culled from hundreds of hours of documentary footage – are underscored with archive sound-bites from Housewives’ Choice. The tone is set…

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Dragnet – Noir and Mystery Festival 12 July, Village Green, Chalkwell Park Southend

Dragnet - Noir and Mystery Festival 12 July, Village Green, Chalkwell Park Southend

‘A new pilot literary festival will premiere at this year’s acclaimed Village Green, held on July 12th in Chalkwell Park. Regularly attracting audiences of over 30 000 the debut of Dragnet will take the form of a literature festival, unlike any other, which celebrates specifically the very best of literary noir crime and mystery and the other artistic enterprises that the genre has inspired.
Dragnet is the concept of writers Cathi Unsworth, Travis Elborough and Syd Moore who developed the idea when they met at Metal’s Shorelines literary festival in October last year. ‘

More info here: http://www.metalculture.com/southend-on-sea/village-green-2014.html

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June 26, 2014 · 12:51 pm